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[yohk-fel-oh] /ˈyoʊkˌfɛl oʊ/
an associate or companion, especially at work; partner.
a spouse.
Also, yokemate
[yohk-meyt] /ˈyoʊkˌmeɪt/ (Show IPA)
Origin of yokefellow
1520-30; yoke1 + fellow, translation of Greek sýzygos Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had the subtlest brain, and became the yokefellow of a Cobham.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Why, also, is Juno united to him as his wife, who is called at once "sister and yokefellow?"

    The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine
  • Give them the victory, First have they greeted thee; Give them the victory, yokefellow mine!

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • Pippin had been frightened, a thing that had hardly happened since the days when fear was his yokefellow, day and night.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards
  • She has not been sedulously trained to pull her way, when she is to go into harness with a yokefellow.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for yokefellow


(archaic) a working companion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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